It’s often been said that “if you have not been to Xi’an, you have not been to China!”
Pronunciation: Xi’an (Chinese: 西安; pinyin: Xī’ān) is the capital of the Shaanxi province. The word Xi’an is the combination of two Chinese word Xi (West) and an (Peace) meaning “Western Peace” in English; Xi’an historically known as Cháng’ān, meaning Perpetual Peace.
Xi’an in Brief: Xi’an ranks first on the list of China’s Four Great Ancient Capitals because of its long-standing history and the capital city for 13 dynasties. It marked the starting point of the world famous Silk Road.
China today began in Xi’an when First Emperor Qin finished conquering and united the warring states in 221 BC. The entombed Terracotta Army stands as a monument to the power of Emperor Qin.
Since 1990’s, as part of the economic revival of interior China especially for the central and northwest regions the capital of Shaanxi Province, Xian is an important economic, cultural, industrial, scientific research and high educational centre in Western China. It provides visitors with unique experience by combining Xi’an’s ancient charm with modern atmosphere.
History in Brief
|Xi’an Yearly Average Temperature by Month|
|Average Maximum Temperature (ºC)||4.8||7.7||14.0||20.4||25.8||31.6||32.0||31.1||24.7||19.3||12.1||6.1|
|Average Minimum Temperature (ºC)||-4.2||-1.8||3.2||8.9||13.8||18.8||21.6||20.8||15.5||9.8||2.8||-2.9|